Building Big

The site brings bridges, skyscrapers, tunnels, and dams to the Internet for those who want to learn more about man-made giants that fill our communities. It features introductions to the engineering of structures, interactive engineering labs, building designs challenges, a databank of large structures, and interviews with engineers.

British Academy

The United Kingdom's National Academy for the humanities and social sciences. It is designed to inspire, recognize, and support excellence in the humanities and social sciences, throughout the UK and internationally, and to champion their role and value.

Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events

A comprehensive timeline on American history from the mid-17th century through 1920, as well as a robust listing of American literary movements.

Deatail of Japanese woodblock of a ship from Perry's fleet

Black Ships & Samurai: Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan

An MIT open courseware unit on how Japanese artists visualized the arrival and effects of Commodore Perry's fleet in 1853.

At Home in the Heartland Online

In-depth materials on family life in Illinois from 1700 to the present.

Asia Society: Education and Learning

A gateway to educational resources on the history and cultures of Asia.

Asia Society: Policy and Politics

Information about all aspects of Asian culture, particularly Asian current affairs. Also available are links to pronunciation guides for Asian languages. This site also contains constructive activities for elementary grade students.

Map of East Asia

Asia For Educators

An initiative of the East Asian Curriculum Project and the Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University, Asia for Educators (AFE) is designed to serve faculty and students in world history, culture, geography, art, and literature at the undergraduate and pre-college levels.

Art Safari

The Museum of Modern Art designed this site to instruct young children in viewing and creating art.

Art Institute of Chicago

Assembles a significant amount of interactive content associated with the collections at the Art Institute of Chicago. Visitors can view art, read descriptions of particular works, play art games, and explore the galleries. The site also offers a page devoted to students and teachers.